Shehzad Qazi

Shehzad Qazi

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Shehzad Qazi is the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of China Beige Book, the creator of the largest private in-country, data-collection network ever developed to track the Chinese marketplace. As the firm-wide operations lead, Shehzad oversees product innovation, client services, new business acquisition, and corporate strategy at China Beige Book International. Since 2012, he has also helped develop data collection for the China Beige Book™ platform and supervised the analytics team. Shehzad is a public opinion researcher specializing in crisis and transitional countries, and has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, the Taliban insurgent movements, and U.S. counterinsurgency. Prior to joining CBB, he worked at a strategic public opinion research firm and conducted market intelligence polling in emerging and frontier economies. Currently, he is a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, a nonprofit and non-partisan think tank in Washington D.C.

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  • Shehzad has designed innovative services and macro strategic and sectoral products for some of the firm's financial markets and corporate clients.

  • He has deep expertise in cutting-edge macroeconomic research and advisory services for institutional investors and multinational corporations.

  • He is an expert in setting corporate strategy, driving product innovation and profitable new business acquisition, and maintaining client relationships.


  • Shehzad is a frequent guest on major national news networks including CNBC, Bloomberg, and CNN and speaks regularly at investor conferences.

  • His articles have appeared in Barron’s, Foreign Policy, and Huffington Post among other publications.

  • He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.